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Keyla “Nunny” Reece, 41, of Hope Mills, N.C., reacts to news of her friend’s death from breast cancer at Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Nov. 30, 2019. In 2015, Nunny felt a lump in her breast, got it checked out and was told it was a benign cyst. Two years later, Nunny felt an additional lump, this time under her armpit, while simultaneously experiencing skin blotches and extreme back pain. On June 7, 2017, doctors diagnosed her with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, and by that point the cancer spread to her ribs, lungs, spine, and pelvis. After an initial period of shock and anger, Nunny started advocating and raising awareness for MBC in women of color by becoming a Tigerlily Foundation advocate, sharing her story with various media outlets and posting TikTok videos, insightful posts and information on her social media platforms. In addition to her advocacy, Nunny is committed to fulfilling her goals on her “livelovelife” list, including renewing her vows with her husband of 20 years, Scott Reece.